How exposed Pat Summitt will get at the ESPY Awards Wednesday night is still a mystery.
The former Lady Vols head coach has decided to walk the red carpet and do selected interviews there. She will not, however, show up in the pressroom to face media covering the annual awards show.
Since revealing she was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type, last year, Summitt has kept a relatively lower media profile, doing only a few official interviews with her closest contacts. But now, with the ESPY Awards honoring her with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Summitt is front and center of the evening.
"She is getting (in Los Angeles) a few days early and she's going to walk through (where the red carpet will be) and see (what she thinks)," says Tyler Summitt, her son.
Tyler will be accompanying his mother.
Now let's get down to what really matters here: What will she be wearing?
"She is bringing two or three outfits," he says. "She'll make a decision at game time."
No announcement has been made about who will present Summitt with the award. Tyler, who knows, wouldn't say.
A logical guess would be Luttrell native Kenny Chesney, who's a huge UT basketball fan and admires Summitt. He's also on the list of confirmed attendees for the night.
Often the ESPYs are more than just another sports ceremony. It draws a huge cross-section of pop culture figures. Among Wednesday night's presenters: Jessica Biel, Jeremy Renner, Shaun White and Zooey Deschanel.
So it could be almost any high-profile personality who'll be handing Summitt her award.
The ESPY Awards will air 9 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN. A pre-ceremony show airs at 8:30 p.m.
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